- Apple has not yet announced the details of the iPhone 12 release date, but a new report suggests that not all new iPhone models will launch together.
- Industry sources say that Apple will first launch two 6.1-inch iPhone 12 models, and then they will launch 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 models later.
- Apple is reportedly planning to release four iPhone 12 models with OLED screens and 5G.
The days of Apple keeping hardware under wraps for launch day are long gone. From the latest Mac or iPhone to Apple Watch or HomePod, almost everything is leaking in advance, including the iPhone 12. Rumors and reports about the iPhone 2020 have been spreading for months, and if they are to believe it, Apple has four models. in work for the fall. There will be a 5.4-inch model, two 6.1
Citing industry sources, DigiTimes reported Monday that Apple may release the iPhone 12 in waves, with the two 6.1-inch models (iPhone 12 Plus and iPhone 12 Pro) falling first, and the 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch models (iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro Max) arrives several days or weeks later.
“The new iPhone series can come in two steps, with two 6.1-inch models in the first and a further two 6.7- and 5.4-inch devices in the second,” said the sources, noting that shipments of SLP- motherboard for the 6.1-inch models. was started in July, and those for 6.7 and 5.4-inch started in the second half of August, “the report states.
This is not the first time an offset release plan for iPhone 12 has been proposed. Last week, Bloomberg reported that Apple would launch the lower end of the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Plus in front of the advanced models. The report also claimed that the iPhone 12 series will have the same square edges as the iPad Pro, and rake back to the design of the iPhone 4 and leave the rounded edges of the iPhone 11.
Designs and specifications for the new iPhone models have leaked repeatedly, but the launch details have been difficult to nail down. Jon Prosser, who has been behind many of the biggest Apple leaks in 2020, says Apple is currently planning to hold a special event for the iPhone 12 in the week of October 12. Like Bloomberg, he believes that the cheaper models will be sent first, probably on October 23, while the Pro models will be delayed until November.
None of this has been confirmed, but we now have three reports from a number of different sources, all of which suggest that the iPhone 12 release will be postponed. Given all the uncertainty the industry is facing due to the new coronavirus pandemic, this is not particularly surprising, but hopefully we will get official word from Apple soon.